Riot restarts work on League of Legends MMO

Riot restarts work on League of Legends MMO

Riot Games has rebooted its League of Legends MMO.

In a post on Twitter, studio co-founder Marc Merrill said that the company is still interested in the project, but it has decided to "reset" it to ensure that it meets fan expectations. Merrill also announced that the League of Legends MMO project is now being headed up by executive producer Fabrice Condominas, a veteran of BioWare.

"We don’t believe you all want an MMO that you’ve played before with a Runeterra coat of paint; to truly do justice to the potential of Runeterra and to meet the incredibly high expectations of players around the world, we need to do something that truly feels like a significant evolution of the genre," Merrill wrote.

"This is a huge challenge, but one that our team of deeply passionate MMO players and game development veterans is incredibly motivated to pursue."

He continued: "Resetting our development path also means we will be "going dark" for a long time—likely several years. This silence will help provide space for the team to focus on the incredible amount of work ahead of them. We understand the excitement and anticipation that surrounds new information, but we ask for your trust during this silent phase."

The League of Legends MMO was first announced in December 2020.

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